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World of Pearls

No longer limited to simple strands, pearls are taking the jewelry world by storm.

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Pearls have been getting around lately, from high fashion catwalks to it-girls’ curated ear stacks and even on the auction block, as a historical treasure of Marie Antoinette’s is slated for sale in November. Many of these pieces are aspirational, but the message is clear: the public wants to see what the pearl can do!

Ray Griffiths (ABOVE) 

18K yellow gold jewelry by Ray Griffiths including multi-wrap Tahitian pearl necklace with crownwork finial on oxidized silver chain ($8,595), crownwork olive necklace on oxidized silver chain ($3,465 and $6,270), oxidized silver Emperor Soto of Syria coin set in four corner small crownwork frame necklace ($2,970), ball earrings on teardrop post with half round pave champagne diamonds (2.93 TCW) and half crownwork detail ($11,495), crownwork ring with 22K Roman coin ($3,400), large crownwork set opal ring ($9,350), double crownwork oxidized silver link bracelet with gold crownwork link and diamond set toggle ($3,575), and crownwork frame coin bracelet with diamond set toggle ($8,350). Contact kirsten@raygriffiths.com or (212) 689-7209, raygriffiths.com

Photographer: John Tsiavis
Stylist: David Bonney
Model: Manon Crespi

Earring Evolution

The pearl earring is the little black dress of jewelry: ever-versatile, always appropriate, and endlessly appealing. They’ve graced the lobes of everyone from world leaders to leading ladies, aristocrats to actual art (just ask Vermeer). These cutting-edge pearl earrings show that this classic category still has a few tricks up its sleeve.

Baggins

18K white gold earrings with Tahitian pearls and diamonds.

$2,600

(213) 624-2277, bagginspearls.com

Jessica Arden

18K gold earrings with pearls and coral.

$1,125

jessicaardenjewelry.com

Veronica Eckert Studio

18K white gold earrings with white South Sea pearls and diamonds (0.47 TCW).

$3,800

(425) 233-9014, veronicaeckert.com

Melis Goral

14K rose gold earrings with pearl, diamonds, and turquoise.

$2,175

(201) 248-0800, melisgoral.com

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Danhov

18K rose gold and platinum earrings with diamonds and pearls (pearls not included).

$13,000

(708) 590-6777, danhov.com

Zhulia

14K white gold earrings with diamonds (0.824 TCW) and golden South Sea pearls.

$7,000

(760) 889-8016, zhulia.com

Nanna Schou

18K yellow gold earrings with multicolored Keshi pearls.

$3,900

+0045 -20118349, nannaschou.dk

Honora

Sterling silver hoop earrings with white freshwater pearls and black diamonds (0.246 TCW).

$440

(212) 886-6251, honora.com

Assael

18K rose gold earrings with Tahitian natural color cultured pearls and bi-color tourmaline (21.40 TCW).

$36,000

(212) 819-0060, assael.com

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Pearl Whirl

These alluring little orbs have fascinated humans for many hundreds of years. It stands to reason that we’ve gotten quite good at imagining these lustrous lovelies into different designs by now. These designs illustrate the staggering variety that can be packed into as deceptively simple a descriptor as “pearl jewelry.”

Mastoloni

18K yellow gold bangle with freshwater pearls.

$2,029

(800) 347-3275, mastoloni.com

Sutra

18K rose gold necklace with pearls (129 TCW) and diamonds (45.50 TCW).

$110,000

(713) 984-4987, sutrajewels.com

The Pearl Source

14K white gold necklace with pearl and diamonds.

$1,799

(866) 877-3275, thepearlsource.com

Imperial Pearl

14K yellow gold ring with freshwater seed pearls.

$565

(401) 223-4180, imperialpearl.com

Estelle Vernon Designs

Sterling silver necklace with white freshwater pearl.

$390

(240) 704-8150, estellevernon.com

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KIR

Sterling silver bracelet with black spinel and Tahitian pearls.

$835

(303) 530-1268, kircollection.com

Stellino Jewels

Sterling silver bracelet with freshwater pearls.

$480

(646) 322-8473, stellinojewels.com

Little H

14K yellow gold necklace with freshwater souffle pearl, lapis (5.22 TCW), and 22K gold.

$4,050

(424) 349-8203, littlehjewelry.com

Yoko London

18K white gold necklace with Australian South Sea and Tahitian pearls and diamonds (2.98 TCW).

$63,000

+44 20 7025 0700, yokolondon.com

Becky Stone writes about jewelry styles for INSTORE. She is founder and CEO of well-known jewelry blog Diamonds in the Library.

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How Diamond Necklaces Heated Up the Golden Globes Red Carpet

Drop necklaces and chokers dominated.

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AT THE 76TH ANNUAL Golden Globe Awards, the diamond necklaces gracing A-list actresses’ necks ran the gamut from the high drama of the Tiffany & Co. drop necklace worn by Lada Gaga to antique-inspired styles like the delicate bow and garland Beladora look worn by Dakota Fanning. Chokers made a comeback as well, from geometric forms such as the Cartier stunner Rachel Weisz wore and the wide diamond Bulgari collar on Kiki Layne to the more delicate Messika diamond choker adorning Constance Wu’s neck. Why not inspire your customers to invest in a similar
statement-making style, within their budget?

Gumuchian

Cascade Riviera pear drop diamond and platinum necklace (14.60 TCW).

gumuchian.com

$86,000

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Forevermark

18K white gold Lace of Light diamond choker (43.15 TCW).

forevermark.com

Price on Request

Kwiat

Double strand diamond necklace with various cuts of diamonds set in platinum.

kwiat.com

Price on Request

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Dogs Doing Yoga, New Sarah Graham and More Opening Lines for March

From Celtic charms to cobalt chrome, these avant-garde designs will have customers swooning.

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Darling Dragonflies

Italian jewelry brand Anapsara’s 1926 Dragonfly collection hits a perfect balance of glamour and elegance, whimsy and humor. The repeated use of the dragonfly motif alongside colorful enamels and sparkling diamonds creates a cohesive but still diverse collection that will leave jewelry lovers of all ages alight with wonder.

anapsara.com

$3,530

Sterling silver and glass enamel charm.

Celtic Charm

With custom-designed imagery inspired by the traditional Celtic aesthetic, Colby Davis’ charms each offer a beautiful, meaningful symbol rendered in lovely colorful enamel. Absolutely perfect for gifting, either for special occasions or just because.

colbydavisofboston.com

$100

Sterling silver pendant.

Downward Dogs

Your customers may not have realized yet that they need jewelry with dogs doing yoga, but once they see the charming sterling silver pups of Dazzling Paws Jewelry’s new Namaste collection, they won’t be able to stop thinking about these good dogs. Available as earrings or pendants.

dazzlingpawsjewelry.com

$44.50

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18K yellow gold and oxidized cobalt chrome earrings with diamonds (0.50 TCW) .

Turn Around, Bright Eyes

Sarah Graham’s new eclipse collection is a celebration of contrast; specifically, of the contrast between the sun and the moon, represented by rich yellow gold and dark cobalt chrome. The designs are simple, striking and unforgettable.

sarahgraham.com

$6,800

14K gold vermeil earrings.

Too Cool for Words

Emily Rogstad’s jewelry is just so cool that there’s no other word to use to describe it. Boldly linear, dreamily geometric, and now available in luxe gold vermeil as well as Emily’s traditional silver. This is the kind of jewelry that makes clients look twice.

emilyrogstad.com

$580

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Rings Are Stacking Up on the Red Carpet

Emily Blunt’s rings at the Mary Poppins Returns premiere mimic a stacking effect.

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AT THE WORLD PREMIERE of Mary Poppins Returns in Los Angeles, Emily Blunt looked ethereal in a diaphanous white gown, accessorized by Stephen Webster chandelier earrings and at least two fingers full of rings by Ana Khouri — just the right touch for an update on Hollywood glamour. It also reveals a trend toward rings that appear as if they have been stacked, in various shapes and silhouettes, all accented with diamonds.

Eva Fehren

Stack from top to bottom: Mini Queen in 18K rose gold with pale champagne diamond; Fine Shorty in 18K rose gold with pale champagne diamond; The Kissing Claw in 18K rose gold with pale champagne diamond; 18K rose gold ring with 0.15-carat custom-cut white diamond.

evafehren.com

$975-$6,450

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Zoe Chicco

14K gold open pointed band ring with a bar of seven bezel-set white diamonds down the center.

zoechicco.com

$12,500

Spinelli Kilcollin

18K rose, yellow and white gold entwined bands with channel-set baguette and square cut white diamonds.

spinellikilcollin.com

$18,000

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